Many of the now elderly drank during Prohibition. They used to carry around a hip flask. Now you do not see hip flasks. However, you do see a growing number of the elderly with Alzheimers and alcoholism.
There are many reasons why elders consume alcohol to excess. Boredum and an old habit are just a couple. Perhaps they are lonely, have mental illness or are in mental or physical pain.
These senior citizens are extremely good at covering up their addiction and it is only when they are in a crisis situation that their alcoholic ways are discovered.
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